Fire engulfs Northwest apartment building (Video)

It took several hours to get the Rolling Terrace apartment fire under control. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Over 150 firefighters battled an early morning Northwest blaze Saturday. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Smoke from the fire blows east, filling a nearby neighborhood. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Smoke from the fire blows east, filling a nearby neighborhood. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Red Cross was on the scene to assist displaced residents. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Red Cross was on the scene to assist displaced residents. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Responders continue to battle the overnight Northwest fire Saturday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Responders battle the early morning Northwest fire Saturday. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Heavy pockets of fire persisted at an apartment fire on Peabody St. Saturday morning. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
Heavy pockets of fire persisted at an apartment fire on Peabody St. Saturday morning. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter) (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
D.C. Fire says about 100 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
D.C. Fire says about 150 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter) (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire Saturday morning. (D.C. Fire says about 100 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter))
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire Saturday morning. (D.C. Fire says about 100 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)) (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
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It took several hours to get the Rolling Terrace apartment fire under control. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Smoke from the fire blows east, filling a nearby neighborhood. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Red Cross was on the scene to assist displaced residents. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Responders continue to battle the overnight Northwest fire Saturday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Heavy pockets of fire persisted at an apartment fire on Peabody St. Saturday morning. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
D.C. Fire says about 100 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter)
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire Saturday morning. (D.C. Fire says about 100 firefighters responded to the scene. (Courtesy D.C. Fire/Twitter))

WASHINGTON — Firefighters battled a huge apartment fire in Northwest D.C. Saturday morning.

The blaze tore through a four-story building in the 1300 block of Peabody Street near Walmart around 3 a.m.

Dramatic video from D.C. Fire and EMS showed authorities rescuing residents, helping them through windows and down ladders.

Flames can be seen shooting through the roof.

Over 150 firefighters responded to the fiery emergency.

Four people were treated at the scene. One person was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. A total of six people were injured.

Five firefighters were also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The National Capitol Region Red Cross was also on the scene to assist residents — more than 200 of whom were displaced.

The Red Cross is seeking donations.

A map of the area:

WTOP’s Dennis Foley contributed to this report.


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